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Complex Trauma in Criminal Mitigation: Conceptualizing Harm Through a Developmental Perspective. How Abuse and Neglect Cause Abnormal Development



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Description:
Many criminal defendants have suffered complex trauma that must be explicated through presentence reports by mitigation experts. 
 
This seminar will focus on major approaches to conceptualize the harm that many of our clients have suffered in childhood through the ACE criteria and a developmental perspective focusing on the effects of abuse and neglect. The seminar will also consider how these matters are assessed in a psychosocial evaluation and major psychopathology that results from complex trauma. 
 
Learning Objectives:
 
1. Identify the ACE criteria in the context of complex trauma.
2. Understand a developmental perspective of abuse and neglect in the context of complex trauma.  
3. Understand how psychosocial evaluations by mitigation experts consider complex trauma.
4. Understand the major areas of psychopathology that result from complex trauma.

Presenter Bios  
 
Mark S. Silver, is a New York State Licensed Clinical Social Worker and lawyer with a doctorate in psychology, masters in political science, and post-graduate certificate in family therapy. He is the author of several publications, including “Handbook of Mitigation in Criminal and Immigration Forensics: Humanizing the Client Towards a Better Legal Outcome” Seventh Edition (2021) and “Psychosocial Evaluations and Consultation in Civil Litigation: Strategies to Understand and Humanize the Client” (2021).
 
Mr. Silver has lectured to thousands of lawyers throughout the United States on a wide range of forensic issues with case samples. Since 2002, Mark has worked as a consultant for law firms throughout the United States conducting psychosocial evaluations and writing formal forensic and mitigation reports in criminal, immigration, and personal injury cases. He has worked with thousands of clients from over 50 countries on various individual, family, and mental health issues. He has been qualified to provide expert testimony for numerous cases in Federal Immigration Court.
 


Practice Areas: Criminal Law & Procedure, Juvenile Law
Online Media Type: Video
Production Date: 10/03/2023
Level: Intermediate
Category: Standard
Duration: 1 Hours, 17 Minutes
Online Format: On Demand
Course Type: Public

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Status: Reciprocal Credit Available
Expiration: 10/02/2026
Training Type: Online

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Speakers:
Mark S. Silver - MA, MSW, LCSW, PsyD, JD
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